posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:40 PM
I'm all for women in infantry combat IF. IF they weigh about 150lbs + and can carry 100 pounds on their back for extended hikes.
If they can't do that, then they are a danger to their squadmates period. Each member of a squad or platoon has to carry their fair share of
equipment. there are only so many slots available in the squad or platoon and each person has to carry their full share. if they can't then they
should not be a part of that platoon.
Imagine what would happen when they need some type of equipment or tool while in the field to finish their mission only to find out that private
jennie didn't bring that tool with them because it made their kit too heavy, and they couldn't carry it OR, OR keep up with their squad thus
endangering everybody and everything.
Now if the women are under that physical standard for strength and weight then I say let them have at it with the tanks and helos. There is no reason
why they shouldn't bee allowed to operate those things in combat.
Also, there have been tests done and for better or for worse they have discovered that military males just don't intrinsically respect orders issued
from a female. Not saying I have a problem accepting orders from a female. just saying by and large males serving in the military, according to
Also that all being said. I've had female friends hit targets 400 yards out using a crappy rifle chambered in .308 on their second attempts at
shooting a gun. so it's safe to say that they can shoot just fine. it's more a logistics issue.
edit on 15-5-2012 by BASSPLYR because: crappy